Forged Battalion

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a game by Petroglyph Games
Platform: PC
Editor Rating: 7/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 9.0/10 - 2 votes
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See also: RTS Games, Post Apocalyptic Games
Forged Battalion
Forged Battalion
Forged Battalion
Forged Battalion

This post apocalyptic world asks the question of what the world might look like if global warming continued at the same ugly pace, and turned this into a game. In Forged Battalion, the environment on the surface of the planet is no longer livable, and a man has developed underground cities that are.

In return for allowing people to live in his cities, he demands to be the ruler of all. A small group of rebels disagree with allowing the creator of these cities to become a world ruler, and war breaks out. The game itself is a multiplayer similar to StarCraft 2, in which players must race to build bases and collect resources before others can. When the player has enough weaponry to attack the other team, they do so.

Highly flexible game play

While building structures in the game are very limited, the different types of units and modules that go with them are a lot more creative. This makes it hard to plan for attacks other players may be launching, because there are so many different strategies that could possible be employed. Modules can also help with difficult terrain, or other obstacles that may make attacking difficult. If the ground is muddy, swapping out wheels for treads will make it possible to move through, and heavy units will struggle more if the ground isn’t secure.

Between the environment and the modules available to help overcome it, game play can be very exciting. The variety also makes it so that there’s no certain method of securing a win. If the same number of options becomes available for buildings, it would truly be limitless in game play possibilities.

Create your own faction

The main feature of the game touted by the developer, Petroglyph Games, is that you can create your own faction. This feature is also where you spend research points, and unlock the customization mentioned before. You have access to your research points whether you are playing the missions, multiplayer, or single player, and the tech tree is very deep. The tech tree is what lets you build your own modules, and also to name them. This little bit of customization is unique to an otherwise fairly average RTS game.

Could use more strategy

Despite the mind boggling number of ways units can be built, Forged Battalion still boils down to overwhelming the opponent with the most number of units. This could be improved through allowing better use of strategy for more enjoyable game play. If you enjoy RTS games, Forged Battalion has some interesting features that make it different from other games. While the plot is there, like most RTS games it isn’t a shining feature or all that important to the game.

7

The customization does make for interesting game play, and makes Forged Battalion worth a try if you enjoy RTS style games.

Pros

  • Customizable units
  • Multiplayer gaming as well as single player

Cons

  • Could use units that allow different strategies

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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